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A serious personal injury accident can happen in the blink of an eye. If someone else’s negligence led to your injuries, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your damages.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury, it can have a negative impact on your health, your finances, and even your ability to earn a living and provide for your family. Aside from the obvious pain and suffering you’re forced to contend with, you may be temporarily or permanently unable to return to work or even partake in normal activities. Medical treatment can be very expensive, and as we all know, the cost of a serious injury goes far beyond hospital bills.
If your injury wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to foot the bill. You deserve compensation for every single penny you lost as a result—be that in lost wages, lost future income, medical expenses (both present and future), property damage, etc. You also deserve to be compensated for other related damages such as your pain and suffering, disfigurement or disability, and more.
We understand the anxiety that you’re likely experiencing, but the team at Montgomery Law is here to help victims just like you recover the compensation you deserve following a personal injury. When you hire our firm, we’ll stand by your side throughout the entire process, handle all communication with the insurance company, and give you peace of mind in knowing that your case is being expertly handled by a skilled personal injury attorney.
Not only can we help you determine your true losses and pursue compensation on your behalf, but we do this on a no-win no-fee basis. Under no circumstances will you ever pay us a dime unless and until we’ve won your case or negotiated a settlement offer that you find agreeable. We’re available 24 hours a day by email or phone to answer your questions. For a free consultation, call us today at 214-720-6090 (local) or 1-833-720-6090 (toll-free).
Understanding the legal process can help you make the best possible decision when it comes to your Dallas personal injury case. Click below to learn more about Texas personal injury law, and how Montgomery Law can help you.
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Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Montgomery Law, we’ve devoted our practice to helping personal injury victims in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, as well as across the state of Texas. Our law firm is able to handle just about any type of personal injury or wrongful death claim caused by another person’s (or entity’s) negligence.
Motor vehicle collisions remain one of the most-common causes of personal injuries in Texas. In 2016, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 2,177,000 car accidents resulting in injury. That same year, motor vehicle accidents led to the wrongful deaths of an additional 34,439 people. The Dallas lawyers at Montgomery Law are skilled at handling all types of motor vehicle accidents, including truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, boat accidents, auto-pedestrian accidents, car-vs-bicycle accidents, scooter accidents, and accidents caused by drunk drivers. We will aggressively pursue compensation so that you can move forward with your life and focus on what is most important: your health and well-being.
Workplace accidents are another common cause of personal injury claims. If you’re hurt at work, your injuries may be so severe that you’re unable to return to work for a period of time—or even left permanently disabled. In Texas, employers have the option of purchasing workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer does have workers’ comp, your claim may be covered administratively by the Texas WC system which will provide for partial compensation, medical treatment and other benefits. However, if your employer does not have this type of insurance, your only option may be to file a negligence claim against your employer.
An experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer can work with you to determine whether you can pursue a personal injury claim and assist you throughout the process. Montgomery Law represents workers who have been hurt or killed in a number of ways, including scaffolding/ladder falls, construction accidents, slip and falls, machinery or equipment injuries, being struck by an object, and more. We are adept at helping our clients obtain the best possible outcome for their work injury case.
In Texas, property owners have a duty to keep their property safe and reasonably-free from known hazards. If an accident occurs as a result of a premises issue that they failed to fix despite knowing about it, the property owner could be responsible for the victim’s resulting damages. Each year, millions of Americans are injured in slip and fall accidents, many of which are directly caused by the negligence of a property owner. The CDC reports that over 800,000 people are hospitalized due to a fall injury each year. For older Americans, the chances of a fall are even higher: more than 3 million people over the age of 65 visit emergency rooms each year for fall injuries. Texas premises liability cases can be complicated, but our skilled personal injury attorneys can analyze the facts of your case and help you recover the money you’re owed on a no-win no-fee basis.
Although we may trust most consumer goods to be relatively safe, people are often harmed by defective or dangerously-designed products of all kinds. This gives rise to personal injury claims filed under the umbrella of product liability law. These types of personal injury claims are unique in that they generally require a thorough investigation into the chain of liability. An injured party must be able to demonstrate that the product was defective or poorly-designed, and that this defect contributed to their injuries. A product may defective in one of three ways: (1) a manufacturing defect; (2) defective design; (3) improper instructions or failure to warn consumers about its dangers. Our team is experienced in handling these types of claims and can explain your options free of charge.
Other Types of Injury Claims
Montgomery Law handles almost all types of personal injury cases. We strongly believe that our clients deserve tenacious representation by skilled lawyers who will advocate for their best interests. We also represent clients on claims involving dog bites, nursing home abuse, negligent security, medical malpractice, drug injuries, brain injuries, burn injuries, electrocution, amputation, spinal cord injuries, as well as injuries to the eyes, hands/arms or legs/feet.
Important Steps to Take after an Injury
If you’ve been injured in any type of accident, your first priority should be your health and well-being. Above all else, make sure to seek medical treatment immediately. Not only will this help you obtain a thorough diagnosis, it will also protect your ability to file a claim. Failing to seek medical treatment may result in an insurance company arguing that the event in question was not the true cause of your injuries—and denying your claim as a result.
Next, be sure to document as much as you are able to while your memory is still fresh. Write down your recollection of the event as soon as possible, including any factors that you believe may have contributed to the event. If there is any relevant evidence, such as police reports, medical bills, or witness information, collect it. Save and organize these documents, as they will be critical to your case.
Finally, be sure that you speak to a lawyer before you make any decisions about your potential claim—ideally before speaking to the other party or their insurance company. Remember that the other party’s insurance company is not on your side; the job of adjusters and other insurance representatives is to minimize the value of your claim. An experienced Dallas personal injury attorney can help protect your rights and increase the likelihood that you’ll get paid what you truly deserve.
What Does a Lawyer Do? How Can They Help?
If you have ever attempted to handle your own personal injury claim in the past (or know someone who has), you probably understand the importance of having a lawyer to represent you. Like many legal cases, personal injury claims can become very contentious. Most people—even attorneys who do not focus on personal injury—simply do not understand the complexities of this area of law.
At Montgomery Law, we are here to look out for your best interests. Our law firm is dedicated to helping victims recover the compensation that they deserve for their injuries at no financial risk to our clients. From the moment that you decide to work with our firm, we will handle every aspect of your claim until its resolution. We will handle all communication with the insurance company and the other side’s attorneys, allowing you to focus on healing and recovery.
Our Dallas lawyers are highly knowledgeable about the personal injury claims process in Texas. We understand what needs to be proven in order to win a personal injury case, as well as how to meet all of the deadlines set by the courts. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, collect evidence, and prove up your damages to determine the true value of your claim. From there, we will attempt to negotiate a fair settlement with the other side on your behalf. If you do not agree to their settlement offers, we will file a lawsuit and represent you at trial—all at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
At Montgomery Law, we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. We refer to this fee arrangement as “no-win, no-fee” because if you don’t win your case (either through a settlement or a jury award), you never pay us a fee. This means that there is no financial risk to hiring our law firm to represent you.
Contingency fee arrangements align the goals of personal injury attorneys and their clients. A lawyer working on a contingency fee basis is highly motivated to achieve a victory and has no reason to drag a case out any longer than required. This is an additional incentive for your attorney to aggressively pursue the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
In addition, the lawyers of Montgomery Law can also help you obtain the medical treatment you need at no up-front cost to you. Hospitals and doctors will often refuse private insurance after a personal injury because they know that the victim’s insurance company will later deny such claims when another insurance company is ultimately liable. We can send what is known as a “letter of protection” to your medical provider, which guarantees payment for medical treatment from a future settlement or award. It will allow you to get the treatment you need now, and at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
What’s the Value of My Case?
The potential value of any personal injury case depends on a number of factors. Perhaps the most important factor that will determine the value of any personal injury case is the extent of your injuries and related damages.
There several categories of damages (losses) in a personal injury lawsuit, including those for tangible loss (such as current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage), intangible loss (such as pain and suffering and disfigurement) as well as the potential for punitive damages. It’s important to understand, though, that punitive damages are rarely awarded in Texas because most personal injury cases revolve around simple negligence rather than gross negligence or intentional acts.
For tangible losses, it is often relatively simple to tally up the amount of damages—although your attorney may still need to consult with an expert over items such as lost wages, or loss of earning potential. It is much more difficult to put a dollar amount on intangible (non-pecuniary) losses such as pain and suffering. In these situations, an experienced attorney can use their knowledge of other similar cases to assign a value to your claim and back it up with evidence. For example, if a case similar to yours resulted in a jury award of $100,000 for pain and suffering, your lawyer could offer that case as evidence that you stand to win a similar amount for pain and suffering (in addition to other damages) if the case were to be brought before a jury.
For most people, the full extent of your medical expenses will not be known immediately after an accident. Your treatment needs may change over time, as determined by a medical professional. That is why it is important to not sign a settlement agreement until you finish treatment and know the full extent of your medical expenses, including possible future care or rehabilitation.
All personal injury cases are unique and require an individualized assessment to determine their potential value. At Montgomery Law, we offer free consultations to help victims make an informed decision about their case moving forward.
In order to recover compensation for your losses in a personal injury case, you must be able to prove that someone else’s negligence caused you to become injured. Texas uses a modified comparative fault rule, so as long as you can show that you were 50% or less responsible for your injuries, you should be able to win your claim.
In certain cases, liability is clear and obvious. For example, if a driver runs a red light and hits another vehicle, it seems obvious that the driver who ran the red light is primarily at fault. However, if there was a car accident involving four cars, it may be more challenging to determine who all shared in responsibility for the accident and how much liability to assign to each party.
Although some injuries are caused by an intentional act (such as a person punching another person), the vast majority of personal injury claims are based on negligence. This is a legal concept which often revolves around the failure of a person or entity to exercise the degree of care that a reasonable person would exercise in similar circumstances. For example, a reasonable employer would provide adequate safety gear to their employees. A failure to do so may constitute negligence.
Individuals can be negligent, such as by failing to pay full attention while driving. Property owners may be negligent if they fail to fix known slip and fall hazards on their property. Employers may be found negligent if they do not adequately train their workers. Employers may even be held vicariously liable (under a concept known as respondeat superior) for the actions of their employees. For example, if an employee caused an accident while on company time, there are situations in which the employer may be sued for negligence as well.
Most people do not realize how complex the chain of liability can be in any personal injury case. If you fail to include all liable parties in your claim, the entire case could be thrown out of court. At Montgomery Law, we are experienced in Texas personal injury law. By taking the time to thoroughly investigate each case, we work to ensure that each liable party is held responsible so that you get every penny you deserve in compensation.
In the United States, 95 to 96 percent of all personal injury cases are resolved in out-of-court settlements. If you pursue a personal injury claim, the chances are good that you will never have to step foot in a courtroom.
Negotiating a settlement can be challenging, particularly if you are not represented by an attorney. The insurance company and its team of lawyers know that you are not likely to pursue a lawsuit if you don’t already have legal representation. They will take advantage of this by offering you a low-ball settlement early on, with a full understanding that you can’t yet know the true value of your case. Even if you don’t take their offer, their goal is to delay your case and string you along until it is too late in the process for an attorney to help.
In contrast, working with a Dallas personal injury lawyer early on can help you secure a fair settlement that ensures your bills are covered and leaves you with money in your pocket. We will use our experience and negotiating skills to level the playing field. Importantly, no settlement agreement will be made without your express approval.
At Montgomery Law, our lawyers will tell you what to expect throughout the entire process. We will give you our advice, and keep you updated on any progress made so that you are ultimately in control. As your advocate in the matter, we will always look out for your best interests and you will always have the final say in how your case is resolved.
The Importance of Acting Quickly
While you are likely overwhelmed immediately after suffering a personal injury, time is of the essence in any personal injury case. The more quickly you act, the better your chances of a successful claim will be.
Insurance companies will often attempt to take advantage of victims in personal injury cases by needlessly delaying their claims. Their goal is to frustrate you, stringing you along until you are desperate for any settlement—no matter how small. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses, with a vested interest in paying out as little as possible on every claim.
As time passes, it becomes more difficult for your attorney to collect vital evidence in your case. It is also more of a challenge to find and interview witnesses while their memories are fresh. In addition, there is a two (2) year statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas. That means that if your claim is not filed with the court within two years of your injury, it will ultimately be dismissed with prejudice.
We are so confident in our ability to help personal injury victims that we work exclusively on a no-win no-fee basis. If we believe that we can help you, we will get to work on your case with just your signature. Should you choose to retain Montgomery Law as your Dallas personal injury attorneys, you will never owe us a penny in attorneys’ fees unless and until we recover money for you.
We know that money is tight for most people after an injury. At Montgomery Law, we believe that no one should have to risk their own financial security just to pursue the justice and compensation that they deserve.
About the Injury Attorneys at Montgomery Law
At Montgomery Law, we have dedicated our practice to helping victims of all types of personal injuries. We understand the challenges that our clients face, from being denied medical care to being anxious about bills and missing work. We are here to help you recover for your injuries and give you peace of mind in knowing that you have someone on your side looking out for your best interests throughout the entire process.
We look forward to answering your questions and helping you understand your legal rights. Consultations are always free, and we’re available 24 hours a day by email or phone. Call us today at 214-720-6090 (local) or 1-833-720-6090 (toll-free) to learn how we can help.